Thursday, 8 September 2016

ready player one

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what a book! brilliant, if you like the 80s, and computer games, that is. my best read, in a very long period of time. read it all in two days, which is not very common for me. last time i had a similar page turner in my hands was when i read "ender's game", four years ago.

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5/5

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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 14 | Loc. 258-59  | Added on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 03:03 PM

If I was feeling depressed or frustrated about my lot in life, all I had to do was tap the Player One button,
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 14 | Loc. 264-65  | Added on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 03:04 PM

my two least-favorite words appeared on the screen: GAME OVER.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 17 | Loc. 324-27  | Added on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 03:11 PM

“Also, it turns out that burning all of those fossil fuels had some nasty side effects, like raising the temperature of our planet and screwing up the environment. So now the polar ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, and the weather is all messed up. Plants and animals are dying off in record numbers, and lots of people are starving and homeless. And we’re still fighting wars with each other, mostly over the few resources we have left.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 18 | Loc. 331-32  | Added on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 03:11 PM

“You’re probably wondering what’s going to happen to you. That’s easy. The same thing is going to happen to you that has happened to every other human being who has ever lived. You’re going to die.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 18 | Loc. 345-46  | Added on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 03:13 PM

She used to have to force me to log out every night, because I never wanted to return to the real world. Because the real world sucked.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 26 | Loc. 494-96  | Added on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 03:30 PM

These three words were always the last thing an OASIS user saw before leaving the real world and entering the virtual one: READY PLAYER ONE
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 29 | Loc. 540-41  | Added on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 03:36 PM

Unless I wanted to sign a five-year indenturement contract with some corporation, and that was about as appealing to me as rolling around in broken glass in my birthday suit.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 31 | Loc. 567-68  | Added on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 03:39 PM

I was too weird, even for the weirdos.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 35 | Loc. 650-52  | Added on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 03:52 PM

you usually saw one of two body shapes on female avatars: the absurdly thin yet wildly popular supermodel frame, or the top-heavy, wasp-waisted porn starlet physique (which looked even less natural in the OASIS than it did in the real world).
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 60 | Loc. 1085-86  | Added on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 04:48 PM

It was the dawn of new era, one where most of the human race now spent all of their free time inside a videogame.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 105 | Loc. 1908  | Added on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 03:16 PM

I lost myself in the game within the game.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 121 | Loc. 2161-62  | Added on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 03:38 PM

They tried to have children, but it wasn’t in the cards for them.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 138 | Loc. 2462-63  | Added on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 04:03 PM

“I like you, kid,” he said, grinning at me. “You’re bright. And you’ve got cojones. Two qualities I greatly admire.”
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 144 | Loc. 2580-81  | Added on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 04:11 PM

“You’d kill me?” I said. “To win a videogame contest?”
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 174 | Loc. 3106-9  | Added on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 04:53 PM

Spending time with her was intoxicating. We seemed to have everything in common. We shared the same interests. We were driven by the same goal. She got all of my jokes. She made me laugh. She made me think. She changed the way I saw the world. I’d never had such a powerful, immediate connection with another human being before.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 179 | Loc. 3192-93  | Added on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 05:01 PM

I’d heard all the clichéd warnings about the perils of falling for someone you only knew online, but I ignored them.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 185 | Loc. 3297  | Added on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 05:11 PM

I looked like Plastic Man, if he were tripping out of his mind on LSD.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 187 | Loc. 3328-29  | Added on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 05:14 PM

“No, Z,” she said firmly. “I am not breaking up with you. That would be impossible, because we are not together.”
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 191 | Loc. 3393  | Added on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 11:37 AM

eight ways from Wednesday.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 193 | Loc. 3440-41  | Added on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 11:42 AM

So I got rid of the ACHD and went back to spanking the monkey the old-fashioned way.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 194 | Loc. 3444-46  | Added on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 11:43 AM

You see, thinkers, inventors, and scientists are usually geeks, and geeks have a harder time getting laid than anyone. Without the built-in sexual release valve provided by masturbation, it’s doubtful that early humans would have ever mastered the secrets of fire or discovered the wheel.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 198 | Loc. 3532-33  | Added on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 11:57 AM

I was just another sad, lost, lonely soul, wasting his life on a glorified videogame.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 222 | Loc. 3929-30  | Added on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 04:12 PM

I was now playing a simulation within a simulation. A game within a game.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 237 | Loc. 4198-99  | Added on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 04:34 PM

You know you’ve totally screwed up your life when your whole world turns to shit and the only person you have to talk to is your system agent software.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 284 | Loc. 4957  | Added on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 05:43 PM

“Good morning, Mr. HotCock007,” I droned. “Thank you for calling technical support.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 342 | Loc. 6026-27  | Added on Friday, August 19, 2016, 09:31 PM

It sounded like the entire universe was cracking in half. And then we all died.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 364 | Loc. 6425-26  | Added on Friday, August 19, 2016, 09:59 PM

I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
- Highlight on Page 371 | Loc. 6531-32  | Added on Friday, August 19, 2016, 10:06 PM

“Well, what do you know? You look just like I always thought you would too,” she said. “Butt ugly.”
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